Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck...
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Science is but an image of the truth.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.